Thursday, February 08, 2007

Rocks In His Head

I think I’ve had some interesting experiences because I’ve ‘over-trained,’ in a sense, for some of these long, easy climbs that I do over and over again. I have these routes wired to such a degree that I don’t have to think about the climbing on a conscious level. I become so involved with the flow and the pattern of the climb that I lose touch with who I am and what I am and become part of the rock—I’ve actually felt at times as though I was weaving in and out of the rock.

John Gill
quoted in, “Eiger Dreams,” by Jon Krakauer

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